Liew awarded CBE for Battersea Power Station

KUALA LUMPUR: Eco World Development Group Bhd executive chairman Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin has been awarded the honorary Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his achievements in the redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station in South London.

The award was in recognition of his work in spearheading the regeneration of the Battersea Power Station into an integrated retail, office, leisure and housing real estate project and for his contributions to expanding trade and investment ties between Britain and Malaysia.

Liew said he is still working hard to bring Malaysia’s name to the global stage.

“I am overwhelmed that a kampung boy like me would be bestowed an award from Britain.

“But to go all the way to Britain for work and to get recognised for what I did is mind-boggling.

“If my parents knew what I had achieved with the British, they would have been proud.

“This award will certainly motivate me to make more positive changes as we all endeavour to play a meaningful role to help make our planet a better place,” he told reporters after the investiture ceremony at the British High Commissioner Charles Hay’s residence here yesterday. The citation was read out by Hay.

Liew thanked Malaysian institutions that supported his vision in achieving success for the Battersea Power Station, a Malaysian-led development project that began in 2012.

He also expressed his appreciation to the British and Malaysian governments for their unwavering support for the project.

Liew founded Malaysia-based Eco World International Bhd which has entered into a joint venture with British companies Ballymore and Willmott Dixon to deliver large development projects in the United Kingdom.

Hay said Liew’s projects have made an immense contribution to the bilateral trade and investment ties between Britain and Malaysia.

“It is a huge honour to present the award as a recognition for his achievements and work for the regeneration of the Battersea Power Station as well as other projects led by him in the UK.

“His remarkable acumen, vision and determination are attributes admired by his peers and inspirational to others,” Hay said.

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